opus lateritium\-ˌlatəˈritēəm, -ishē-\
Definition of opus latericium
: masonry of bricks or tiles of baked clay laid in mortar and much used in Greco-Roman building for the facing of walls in stone masonry
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Origin and Etymology of opus latericium
Latin opus latericium, literally, work of brick
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